Tamil Diplomat

India PM Modi in surprise Pakistan visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during a surprise visit to the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Mr Modi was returning to India from Afghanistan when he stopped off. The visit coincided with the Pakistani prime minister’s birthday.

Mr Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Pakistan since 2004.

Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours were high in recent years but relations have begun to improve.

The pair met briefly in Paris last month on the sidelines of the COP21 climate change conference.

The two men hugged after Mr Modi arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday, before making their way to Mr Sharif’s nearby estate. (BBC News)

India PM Modi in surprise Pakistan visit